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03-04-2014, 01:13 PM
I am currently trying to think of a dissertation question on rabbits. My primary research will be an ethogram. Any ideas?

03-05-2014, 03:28 AM
Welcome to the forum! For any members who do not know what an ethogram is, please see: http://ww.w.tolweb.org/onlinecontributors/app;jsessionid=BB8A8DECD58EB39EDCA9861A4C9194E3?pa ge=TeacherResourceViewSupportMaterial&service=external&sp=l3090&sp=4

I've had the odd rabbit in the past, but not for many years now. I expect some other members will be along later to give you some advice. Have you already searched scholar.google.com for "ethogram of rabbit"? Quite a lot of research has been done already, but a great deal of it (sadly) in laboratory cages. Try to concentrate your research to rabbits under "normal" conditions. Rabbits crushed in a small lab cages and never released do not produce "natural" behaviour. You may find this article interesting - but unfortunately full access is subject to a charge: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0168159186901097 However, if you are studying at an educational institution you may be able to get access via that route.

Good luck!

03-05-2014, 12:23 PM
A very warm welcome to the forum!